1/4 cup Butter, unsalted; softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon orange rind; grated
1 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
few drops food coloring; yellow and red
In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add orange rind, mix well, add remaining ingredients- flour, salt and baking soda.
Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth.
Divide in half. Wrap separately and chill until firm (about 1 hour).
Shape each half into an 8" log. Roll logs in colored sugar to coat. Wrap and chill until hard (about 3 hours or overnight).
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
and flour Easy-Bake Oven pans.
Unwrap and slice dough into 1/4" rounds.
Place 2 rounds in each prepared pan.
Bake in Easy-Bake Oven until beginning to brown at edges (about 20 minutes).
Cool pans on wire rack.
While cookies are baking mix icing and add to warm cookies.
Mix confectioners sugar and orange juice. When cookies are done, transfer to wire racks.
Brush cookies with icing and let cool.
Makes 72 Cookies